FASB member to deliver Sufrin lecture

Published September 6, 2018

Christine Ann Botosan, a Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) member, will discuss “The Conceptual Framework and FASB’s Agenda” during a talk on Oct. 4 at UB.

Presented by the School of Management’s Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting, Botosan’s talk will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.

An award-winning researcher and expert in financial statement analysis and valuation, Botosan brings deep knowledge of accounting issues to the FASB, which establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for companies and nonprofits in the United States. The FASB’s seven board members each serve full time for a five-year term, bringing their diverse perspectives and backgrounds together to help inform the FASB’s standards-setting process.

Prior to joining the board in 2016, Botosan was a professor of accounting in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. During her long tenure at the university, she also served as a leadership fellow in the Office of the Vice President and as the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Presidential Chair in Ethical Financial Reporting. Earlier in her career, Botosan held faculty positions at Washington University in St. Louis and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

A certified valuation analyst and charter professional accountant of Canada, Botosan is a past president of the American Accounting Association. She earned her doctorate in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Open to the public, the free lecture will include refreshments and be followed by a Q&A. Reservations are required by Sept. 27. For more information, contact Janet Kiefer at kiefer@buffalo.edu or 716-645-3290.

The Sufrin lecture series brings distinguished business professionals to the School of Management to speak about accounting issues. Funding is provided through the generous support of Leslie Sufrin and Gerald Sufrin, a longtime UB professor, in honor of their late parents.